Andrew is tired of seeing unreadable, grayed-out text on websites. Leo blames Wired Magazine for the trend, which started around the early 2000s. And it's even worse on mobile devices. But there are a few tips to work around it. Almost all browsers will allow you to create a custom style sheet to override the settings of a website. It was created for this very reason. But it isn't easy to do. Check out the StyleBot extension in Google Chrome.
1. Can you control a PC with a remote control? Leo says you can't really control a remote unless it comes with it, and it's usually for the monitor. Logitech does have a living room keyboard interface for your computer, though. The K600TV Keyboard is one.
Rusty is building a website and wants to know how he can get a good bright orange color for it. Leo says that there's a new standard that supports colors that are "web-safe." But there are over 4 billion shades of colors. But a shade of orange that is too bright is out of the question, even though any display can handle it. So talk to the web developer about what they're using. If he's got a websafe mindset, maybe he isn't the developer needed.
You can also go to this site and get the proper color code.
Tony's son wants to start a website and wants to know what he needs to do to get started. Leo says purchasing a URL is a good idea, but he doesn't have to. He could start off with a free site like WordPress or Blogger. If he wants to learn web design and start from scratch, then Leo advises using a Linux LAMP Stack (Linux Apache My SQL and PHP). A very easy way to do it on the PC is to use XAMPP from Apache Friends. It has a simple installer that can install even to Windows.
Since iWeb does use standard FTP publishing, she can keep her site intact when she changes web hosts. The problem is, programs like iWeb or FrontPage create proprietary websites that are dependent on those programs. There are a lot of great web hosting services like SquareSpace, but they do not work with iWeb. (Disclaimer: SquareSpace is a sponsor).
Josh wrote a book and sold it through a third party. For his second book, he’s going to publish it himself, but he needs a webpage and is thinking of using iWeb. Like Microsoft's Frontpage, Apple's iWeb is a proprietary technology that requires you continue to use iWeb forever, I don't like that lock in. Furthermore, Apple shows every sign of discontinuing the program. So let's find a better choice.